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#1 CanMan2004

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 09:11 PM

Hi all

I have the following script which forces a file download

    header("Content-type: application/force-download");
    header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: Binary");
    header("Content-length: ".filesize($getfile));
    header("Content-disposition: attachment; filename=\"".basename($getfile)."\"");

The problem is that if I run this, there is no way to perform a close window script or a page redirection script when the file download box has poped up, the reason I ask is that when you excuite the above code, you areu are left with a blank page.

Does that make sense?

Thanks in advance


#2 Destruction

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 03:04 AM

Normally this would be called as a link from another page using the standard <a href......... etc.  If you're doing this, you should be able to use target="_self" as an attribute of the link.  This will open the download file box in the same window without moving on or opening a new blank window.  Let me know if this doesn't work and I'll double check but I'm fairly certain that's the way around it.


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